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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/06/24

Applications Due02/22/24

Vacancy ID150378

AgencyHealth, Department of

TitleResearch Scientist 5 Analytical Chemistry - 11421

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary Grade31

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $123721 to $150612 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 10%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Albany

Street Address Wadsworth Center/ Division of Environmental Health Science

Biggs Laboratory, Empire State Plaza

City Albany


Zip Code12237

Minimum Qualifications G31 - Doctorate in the natural sciences and three years of professional post-degree research experience in the appropriate field; or a Master's Degree and five years of such experience.

Preferred Qualifications: A doctorate in the physical sciences (geology, inorganic chemistry; analytical chemistry; or related field), and six years of experience managing a successful research team with external funding as a principal investigator. Expertise in the areas of Analytical Electron Microscopy (EM) with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis, Polarized Light Microscopy and Fourier Transform Infra-Red spectroscopy is required along with demonstrated success in attracting external competitive funding to support research studies on human exposure to hazardous materials, including asbestos, asbestos- containing materials and other geological matrices. The ideal incumbent will have a solid track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of medical geology, with a national reputation equivalent to the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Duties Description The Wadsworth Center is seeking a Research Scientist 5 at the Associate Professor level to lead the Asbestos Laboratory, and establish a competitive, extramurally funded research program in Medical Geology. The Asbestos Laboratory is a fully accredited laboratory within the Division of Environmental Health Sciences (DEHS) at the Wadsworth Center, where skilled staff perform analyses for asbestos and asbestos- containing materials that are hazardous to public health. The incumbent will assume scientific leadership of the Asbestos Laboratory and develop an independent research program focused on Medical Geology. This includes oversight of the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of an Analytical Electron Microscope (EM) equipped with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis, Polarized Light Microscopy and Fourier Transform Infra-Red instrumentation.

Additional Comments Dependent upon the initial assignment or subsequent reassignment of this position satisfactory background checks may be required. Additionally, exposure to potentially hazardous substances may be involved with this position; the selected candidate may be required to wear personal protective clothing and equipment, and may undergo pre-employment and/or periodic health evaluations and receive specific immunizations. **Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

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Name Human Resource Management, NMH/RS5/11421

Telephone 518-486-1812

Fax 518-473-3395

Email Address


Street Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12237


Notes on ApplyingPlease submit your curriculum vitae, research plan, and the names/contact information of at least three references as one (1) document, preferably in PDF format, by email to, with Reference NMH/RS5/11421included in the subject line or by mail to Human Resources Management Group, NMH/RS5/11421, Rm 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12237-0012, or by fax to (518) 473-3395. Failure to include the required information may result in your resume not being considered for this position. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

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